Farmington star tips side to avoid the drop

Sophie Milligan.
Sophie Milligan.

Forfar Farmington defender Sophie Milligan is pleased with how her first full season at the club is going so far.

The 22-year-old joined the club in September last year but only made two appearances before the season finished.

However she has missed just two games in this campaign, playing 10 times.

The right back added that there’s room for improvement in her performance levels.

She said: “I’m happy with my performances so far but there is always room for improvement. The main thing is that I’ve been getting the game time that I was missing at the end of last season, allowing me the time to build on my performances, maintain match fitness and ultimately do what I came to Forfar to do - enjoy my football.”

After several good performances and two wins in a row, including a 4-0 win over Hutchison Vale last week, the Scottish Women’s Premier League has broken off for four weeks with the league splitting into two groups of six.

Despite this, Milligan believes the side are now getting the positives results they deserve.

Sophie continued: “Possibly the break has come at the wrong time but we can also look at it as a good end to the first half of the season with time to rest and grow from here.

”We’ve had a tough first half of the season and the league table and results definitely do not justify all the hard work and performances we have been putting in as a team. We’ve started to get the results we deserve now and we plan to carry that on into the rest of the season and build upon it.”

The league starts back on July 26 and Damon Neish’s squad travel to face Hutchison Vale before hosting Inverness City a week later, but Sophie will miss those games due to family commitments.

Milligan said: ”The main thing is that we get the results we need but of course I want to be back in the starting line-up and contributing to wins as soon as possible.”

At the end of the season, the SWPL and SWFL will undergo reconstruction with an SWPL1 and SWPL2 both having eight sides, in an attempt to make the league more competitive. This mean four sides will be relegated from the current SWPL but despite it being more difficult to stay up, Sophie reckons the club has what it takes to stay up.

She added: “With four going down this season it makes it more difficult, but that’s the situation for every team, and we seem to like a challenge. I definitely believe we are more than deserving and have the ability to stay up this season.

”Staying up is the goal of everyone at the club and we aim to carry the hard work and match winning performances into the rest of the season.”